My twin daughters love to imitate. Often they will hear Steph or I say something and they will try to say it right back to us. Or they try to imitate something they see another person do. It was so comical Saturday evening to watch the girls try their best (especially Elizabeth) to imitate their […]Read More Learning How to Imitate
David F. Wells: “There is no doubt that we are now having to come back to some very basic Christian questions. Those who pursue their selves, with all their worldly and self-serving interests, lose their selves. Those who become like the world, and live for the world, end up like the world, but they […]Read More We Can’t Have a Foot in Both Worlds
There is a universal knowledge of God. Every person on the planet has an awareness of the Creator God. Yes, even someone like Richard Dawkins, perhaps the most famous atheist in the world today, knows God. Some of you are unconvinced at this point so allow me to make my case. The apostle Paul writes, […]Read More Everyone Knows God
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations.” (Matthew 28:19) In the Great Commission, we find our marching orders. The mission of the church is to make disciples who make disciples who make disciples who…..you get the point. Jesus did not simply say this to the apostles. He did not simply say this to pastors […]Read More Are you helping other Christian’s follow Jesus?
Have the attitude, “I’ll let someone else go.” Stop believing that the task of missions is urgent. Conclude that the suffering involved in missions is not worth it. Tell yourself, “I’m inadequate to serve the Lord in this way.” Believe the lie that all those who perish apart from believing in the gospel, will be […]Read More How “Not” To Think Like A Missionary
Almost every evening, our family reads from the Jesus Storybook Bible. If you have young children, I would heartily commend this book to you. I think Steph and I have enjoyed it more than Elizabeth and Anna. Just to give you a taste of the Jesus Storybook Bible, the following is an excerpt from the […]Read More Every Story Whispers His Name
On Tuesday and Wednesday of this week, I attended a 9 Marks conference in Cedarville, Ohio. Not surprisingly, the conference was on “9 Marks of a Healthy Church.” For those of you who are not familiar with the 9 marks, they are as follows: Expositional Preaching Biblical Theology A Biblical Understanding of the Gospel […]Read More Attending a 9 Marks Conference
The Missionary’s Calling: Go and Make Disciples – Matthew 28:19 The Missionary’s Primary Question: Where is the Gospel Not Known? – Romans 15:20-21 The Missionary’s Mandate: That the Nations Might Declare the Praises of God – Psalm 96 The Missionary’s Message: Christ Crucified – 1 Corinthians 1:20-25 The Missionary’s Power Source: The Holy Spirit – […]Read More How to Think Like a Missionary
I will never forget a discussion I was part of while still in seminary. Our professor posed the question for our small group – is Jesus the only way to salvation? If I remember correctly, there were about 10 people in our group and only two answered, “yes” to that question. The sad thing was […]Read More Only One Way?